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Apr1813, 01:01 PM

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I am currently taking a combinatorics class that surveys a little bit of graph theory and it piqued my interest. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good introductory book on the subject? I am really interested in finding a book that is very readable and not the standard definition, lemma, theorem, proof, etc. style. I don't know if that is common for texts in the fields of combinatorics and graph theory or not. I am also very interested in applications, however I am not a computer science student and I don't know if that's all an introductory book could be applied to. If at all possible, I would love to find a book that had applications to physics.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! 



#2
Apr2013, 10:54 AM

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This is older, but Gary Chartrand has been one of the big names in graph theory for many years: had him for undergraduate and graduate courses. Great teacher and writer.
http://books.google.com/books/about/...d=rYuToT7vHbMC He has some other texts (one at the graduate level) if you look around. I'm sure others will have some good suggestions. 



#3
Apr2013, 05:55 PM

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Thank you very much!




#4
May213, 01:53 PM

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Recommendations for a book on Graph Theory?
You could try Introduction to Graph Theory by Robin Wilson.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction...s=graph+theory On a note of trivia he is a son of Harold Wilson, a former British Prime Minister. He is also a very nice chap. 



#5
May313, 04:50 PM

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Oh wow, that's cool. Thanks for the recommendation and trivia!



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